Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Report, May 2011

3rd Edition

Jointly produced by Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council, May 2011

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is a joint report produced by the three South Worcestershire Local Authorities of Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council. This report is a further update on the SHLAA sites submitted since the last SHLAA document was published in June and October 2008 and subsequently the last update published in January 2010. This report is an abridged version and needs to be read in conjunction with the last update for a full explanation of the SHLAA process (Second Edition: January 2010 see link below). It is intended that a full update will be provided next year (2012).

The SHLAA report provides background evidence on the potential supply of housing land in South Worcestershire. It is a technical report and is not a decision or policy making document. It does not allocate land for housing. It is a technical background study of potential sites for housing. It provides a database of possible sites for development, an assessment of their development potential and deliverability to inform later potential housing site allocations. The document has provided background information to the South Worcestershire Development Plan and the Site Allocations Development Plan. The SHLAA will help to inform the selection of appropriate housing allocations which will be subject to public consultation during the preparation of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

Submissions of land for consideration in the SHLAA must be submitted via the official site suggestion form below. Forms must be signed, dated and returned no later than 5pm on Friday 18th November 2011. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.


For enquiries regarding the SHLAA, please contact the relevant Planning Officer:

Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862373
Worcester City Council: 01905 722545
Wychavon District Council: 01386 565430

CD copies of the SHLAA report (£10 + 50p for p&p) can be requested by emailing:


Maps of all settlements considered at panels and associated results:


Main report
List of tables
Index of all sites


Appendix 1 Local Plan Housing Allocations 2010
Appendix 2 South Worcestershire Developability Panels 2010
Appendix 3 Key to Panel Comments
Appendix 4 Panel Assessment Form
Appendix 5 Site Proforma
Appendix 6 Explanation for reasons for ruling out sites
Appendix 7 Officer Contacts
Appendix 8 SHLAA Panels Terms of reference
Appendix 9 List of References
Appendix 10 Glossary of terms
Appendix 11 Village Facilities Summary
Appendix 12 Site Appraisal Form


Map 1: Worcester, Whittington and Strategic Sites (9.8MB)
Map 2: Droitwich Spa
Map 3: Evesham
Map 4: Malvern and Malvern Wells
Map 5: Pershore
Map 6: Upton-upon-Severn (including Tunnel Hill and Ryall)
Map 7: Tenbury Wells
Map 8: Throckmorton Airfield

Category 1 Villages

Map 9: Abberley Common & Badsey
Map 10: Bredon inc Bredon’s Hardwick
Map 11: Broadway
Map 12: Clifton upon Teme & Great Witley
Map 13: Hallow & Hanley Swan
Map 14: Hartlebury
Map 15: Honeybourne & Inkberrow
Map 16: Kempsey
Map 17: Lower Broadheath
Map 18: Martley & Offenham
Map 19: Ombersley & Rushwick
Map 20: Welland
Map 21: Wychbold

Category 2 Villages

Map 22: Ashton under Hill & Bayton
Map 23: Beckford & Bretforton
Map 24: Broadwas & Callow End
Map 25: Cropthorne & Drakes Broughton
Map 26: Eckington
Map 27: Fernhill Heath
Map 28: Fladbury & Flyford Flavell
Map 29: Harvington
Map 30: Holt Heath & Overbury
Map 31: Pinvin & Powick inc. Colletts Green
Map 32: Sedgeberrow & South Littleton
Map 33: Suckley & Tibberton
Map 34: Upton Snodsbury

Category 3 Villages

Map 35: Alfrick & Blackminster
Map 36: Bransford & Childswickham
Map 37: Church Lench & Cleeve Prior
Map 38: Clows Top & Corse Lawn
Map 39: Crossway Green & Crowle
Map 40: Cutnall Green & Defford
Map 41: Eardiston & Earls Croome
Map 42: Elmley Castle & Grimley
Map 43: Hanbury
Map 44: Hanley Castle
Map 45: Himbleton & Kemerton
Map 46: Leigh Sinton & Littleworth
Map 47: Longley Green & Lower Moor
Map 48: Middle Littleton & North Littleton
Map 49: Norton Juxta Kempsey
Map 50: Pebworth
Map 51: Ripple & Ryall with Holly Green
Map 52: Shrawley & Tunnel Hill
Map 53: Whittington & Wyre Piddle

Please note that each map shows all of the sites that have been identified in or adjacent the stated settlement, the detailed panel results behind each map only provide the results for the sites that went through the panel process. Therefore, in some cases, the number of sites identified on the maps does not match the number of sites considered through the panel process. Some sites will have already been ruled out at an earlier stage, for example for sites designated as open space (PPG17), where there has been duplication or there is a flood risk.